By Apple

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Release Date: 2011-06-21
  • Current Version: 4.7
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 335.71 MB
  • Developer: Apple
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.5 or later.


Compressor integrates tightly with Final Cut Pro and Motion to add power and flexibility to your video conversions. Quickly customize output settings, enhance images, and package your film for sale on the iTunes Store. For even faster conversions, easily set up distributed encoding using other Mac computers. Advanced Encoding for Final Cut Pro • Use Compressor to customize encoding settings for use in Final Cut Pro and Motion • Set up batch processes to streamline the encoding of large numbers of files • Create self-contained Droplets to encode on the desktop with drag-and-drop ease • Automatically encode videos that are added to selected folders in the file system • Encode videos recorded on iPhone in Cinematic mode (requires macOS Monterey or later) • Unrivaled performance with optimizations for the M2 Pro, M2 Max and M2 Ultra chips iTunes Store Package Creation • Import and organize your movie, trailer, closed captions, audio descriptions, and subtitles into an iTunes Store-compliant package for submission to an Apple-certified iTunes delivery partner • Audition video with any audio, caption, or subtitle to verify sync • Built-in error detection helps you identify issues with your iTunes Store Package • Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ for HDR10 • Support in the iTunes Store Package to link a Dolby Vision graded video file to a Dolby Vision XML Support for Industry Standards • Encode to a broad range of industry standard formats including HEVC, MPEG-4, H.264, MXF and ProRes • Import Targa, DPX, TIFF, PSD, PNG or OpenEXR image sequences and encode them using any setting • Create, view, adjust, and deliver closed captions in CEA-608, SRT, and iTT formats Pristine Format Conversions • Convert any file between formats — such as NTSC to PAL, SD to HD or progressive to interlaced video • Import and manipulate wide color video, then deliver in standard Rec. 601 and Rec. 709 color spaces or in wide Rec. 2020 color space • Deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video with controls for color space conversions and HDR metadata • Deliver HDR video as P3 D65 PQ, Rec. 2020 HLG, and Rec. 2020 PQ • Add effects to your content like custom LUTs, a timecode overlay, and watermarks • Speed up video, slow it down, or adjust the frame rate to make the duration match a runtime • Convert log-encoded video to SDR and HDR color spaces using built in camera LUTs for Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Blackmagic, Nikon and ARRI or add a custom camera LUT • Convert ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ media to other professional file formats • Play and transcode Canon Cinema RAW Light to other video codecs and formats Distributed Encoding • Save time by distributing encoding work among multiple workstations • Install Compressor on any Mac to activate it as a node for distributed encoding System Requirements: macOS 13.5 or later, 8GB of RAM, 1.2GB of available disk space. ProRes RAW requires a Mac computer that supports Metal. Blu-ray recorder required for burning Blu-ray discs.



  • Works for the most part, but not easy to configure for multi machine use

    By ShaniaWB
    The app is decent in terms of features, but needs lots of development on the confuguration side if you want to use multple mahcines across a network. The old addage, it just works, is not sture unfortunatly. Difficult to se up, obtuse intrctions makes it frustraing and prone to lots of trial an errors. Speaking of errors, the error messages are not helpful at all, providing no solution to what causes the issue.
  • GOAT Encoder

    By ubernaut
    Doesn't get any better than this. Seen folks reporting bugs in their reviews but i have never seen one that wasn't caused by some external issue going back to version 1.
  • still broken

    By fenna6
    still broken even after trying repair tool.
  • Does not support all formats.

    By TheNormsk
    Would be greater if it supported converting WebM.
  • apple class action lawsuit

    By oMaMori.effect
    Apple faces a proposed class action lawsuit that claims the tech giant “shortchanges” iCloud subscribers by providing five gigabytes (GB) less than the promised cloud storage capacity. Apple faces a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the tech giant misleads consumers into believing that their personal data is not being tracked. The proposed class action detailed on this page was dismissed with prejudice on August 29, 2023 by U.S. Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who found that the plaintiff’s claims were, on the whole, too vague to survive. Apple has been hit with a proposed class action lawsuit that alleges the company has failed to adequately inform consumers that the new 12- through 14-series iPhones do not come with chargers. Apple faces a proposed class action that alleges the company’s AirTags have “revolutionized the scope, breadth, and ease of location-based stalking.”
  • Aug 2023

    By Jacksonjacksonnguyen
    Apple fix this. It is currently not working. It freezes/stalls every time i try to export from final cut to Compressor. This app is currently now just a brick and a waste of space.
  • Broke on macOS 13.5 update

    By zade
    Ever since updating macOS to 13.5, the app opens to an empty table, so I choose "Reset to Default Layout", at which point things look normal, but as soon as I click the Active or Completed tab, the app crashes. Update: It started working on its own after a few days on my 2017 iMac, and I was able to get it working on my 2023 MacBook by deleting the app and its associated files in ~/Library/Application Support and ~/Library/Preferences, then reinstalling. Also Apple reached out to figure out the problem, so kudos to them.
  • Please Add FLAC Support

    By ZippityZapp
    This does almost everything I need execpt for the ability to export an H.264 video with FLAC audio. I make music videos for YouTube and they specify using FLAC but it's not possible as far as I can tell. I have tired using FFMPEG to swap the audio but I lose metadata with that method. Dear Apple Devs, please add this feature! I will put you on my Christmas card list and send you some home made cookies with a hand written thank you card! :)
  • Works Fine

    By FireJack32
    Compressor is nothing fancy, but I transcode tons of video on a daily basis, and it meets my requirements. It is missing some of what I would consider basic encoder settings, but for the most part it does the job excellently. Only downside is that it is slightly slower than Adobe Media Encoder.
  • keeps crashing

    By Zzzzzzzzzzzz05
    removed and added back and it still carashes



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